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Kensington Street Social, Chippendale

When Kensington Street Social opened in Sydney in January 2016, it marked the arrival of Chef Jason Atherton's 19th restaurant. It joins an international network of restaurants that includes Pollen Street Social in London, The Clocktower in New York, Aberdeen Street Social in Hong Kong, Social Commune in Shanghai and Marina Social in Dubai. Show More Summary

Yang & Co, Castlecrag

Chicken skin crackers. It's like an even better version of pork crackling. Chef Lex Wong takes the skin off the chicken bones he uses for stock and transforms it into thin sheets of crunch, pressed flat between cast iron sheet pans and cooked in the oven until crisp. Show More Summary

Bistrot Gavroche, Chippendale

Bistro Gavroche is the newest addition to Kensington Street's flourishing restaurant district. The construction hoarding downstairs might convince you otherwise but take the stairs to level one and it's like stepping into a old-fashioned French bistro straight out of the movies. Show More Summary

Harpoon Harry, Surry Hills

Never heard of a Johnny cake? You need to. These crisp little pancakes made from cornmeal are so addictive, you'll want a whole plate. This New England classic is one of the best things on the new menu at Harpoon Harry, now headed by Morgan McGlone of Belle's Hot Chicken. Show More Summary

Bar Brosé, Darlinghurst

If you think that raw beef with coffee and raspberries is weird, wait until you see the potato crisps with brown butter mousse for dessert. But here's the thing. They both work. Brilliantly. Because these aren't attention-seeking wild...Show More Summary

The Yeeros Shop, Marrickville

Marrickville might be changing but I hope The Yeeros Shop never leaves. Regarded as a institution by long-serving locals, The Yeeros Shop is said to be one Sydney's first, well, yeeros shops, opening in 1976. Not much has changed since then. Show More Summary

Lazy Suzie, Darlinghurst

After the successes of Devon and Devon on Danks, head chef Zacharay Tan and business partner Derek Puah have added a third venue, Lazy Suzie, on Stanley Street in Darlinghurst. The new venture continues the Malaysian cuisine theme, with...Show More Summary

Shortstop Coffee and Donuts

Donut lovers will know all about Shortstop Coffee and Donuts, a gourmet donut store that includes flavour toppings from spiced apple cider to cashew orange blossom to matcha and black sesame. No wonder their Melbourne store sells out...Show More Summary

Pinbone at 10 William Street, Paddington

So we all miss Pinbone. The good news is that chefs Mike Eggert and Jemma Whiteman have moved into the kitchen at 10 William Street. It's only a four month stint, and no, you won't find any maple bacon and pumpkin tarts, but they are...Show More Summary

Sashimi Shinsengumi, Crows Nest

There's currently a two-month wait to get a table at Sashimi Shinsengumi. Why? For $60 you score an 18-course omakase, a Japanese dining style that translates to "I leave it to you". It's a demonstration of trust in the chef, allowing them to decide what will be served. Show More Summary

Abbots & Kinney, Adelaide

The Jean Claude Van Hamme. The Barry Croquer. The Granoel Gallagher. There's a wicked sense of humour at Abbots & Kinney, surpassed only by their dedication to flaky pastry. The crowning glory here is the sfogliatelle, of which they only bake a dozen. Show More Summary

Gelato Franco, Marrickville

The happy spill of families on the footpath at 9.30pm says it all. Gelato Franco has been welcomed by locals with open arms, finally scoring its own Italian gelateria for these balmy summer evenings. It's good news for Bar Italia gelato fans. Show More Summary

Thirsty Bird Southern fried chicken, Potts Point

First there was Mr Crackles. Now we have Thirsty Bird. The folks behind Mr Crackles have expanded to a second outlet, moving their attention from (predominantly) pork to chicken. It's no surprise that their obsession with crunch - have...Show More Summary

Good Times Artisan Ice Cream, Potts Point

Everything's better with bacon. That includes ice cream. At Good Times Artisan Ice Cream, a massive bacon shard is the crowning glory on the Smashing Pumpkin, a why-didn't-anyone-else-think-of-that-first combo of salted caramel ice cream...Show More Summary

Ghostboy Cantina, Dixon House Food Court, Chinatown, Sydney

The beef taco at Ghostboy Cantina has some people convinced they're eating a handheld pho, a tumble of beef brisket, onion, Thai basil and crunchy bean sprouts. Ghostboy Cantina would have to be one the city's quirkiest new openings, a surprise pop-up deep in the bowels of one of Chinatown's lesser known food courts. Show More Summary

Butter, Surry Hills - Fried chicken, sneakers and champagne

Let's make one thing clear. Butter is not for the fainthearted. Sydney's first fried chicken and sneaker store is unapologetic about calories, music and photos of lascivious young women posing with food. But you know what? The fried chicken is amazing, fat pieces of juicy flesh covered in a rubbled armour of golden crunch. Show More Summary

Casoni, Darlinghurst

Every neighbourhood needs a local Italian joint. In Darlinghurst, they come with Negronis and Aperol Spritzes on tap. The former Foley Lane tapas bar shapeshifted into an Italian bar and restaurant over a year ago. It still has the same owners (Julian Marchetto and Nathan Moses). Show More Summary

Tasting Australia 2016

If you've never been to Adelaide, coinciding your visit with Tasting Australia eliminates half the organising legwork. This week-long festival offers a comprehensive program of one-off events and collaborations in food, wine, cooking and touring. Show More Summary

Stanbuli, Enmore

Stanbuli is Sydney's newest Turkish eatery but don't expect the usual kebab and chips. The menu, by head chef Ibrahim Kasif (ex-Porteno), is all about offering mezze-style dishes - little plates of food you can snack on with a drinkShow More Summary

All you can eat Korean buffet at The Bab, Haymarket Chinatown

Sydney's cheapest all you can eat buffet? I think I've found it. You only need to hand over $13 for limitless lunchtime gluttony at new Korean restaurant, The Bab. That's a guaranteed bargain even if you don't skip breakfast or forget...Show More Summary

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